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What is a Dietitian?

Dietitians are experts in translating scientific information about food and nutrition into practical dietary advice for a range of health conditions.

Our dietitians work with patients, healthcare staff and the general public to promote optimum nutrition for health.

For further information on the role of a dietitian please follow the link:  http://www.bda.uk.com/publications/dietitian-nutritionist2010.pdf

 

Services Provided

Our dietitians work in the community and in hospitals to help people make dietary changes to prevent and treat nutrition-related diseases, including:

  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, eg coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and food intolerances
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Allergies
  • Swallowing difficulties

As dietitians we aim to provide up to date practical evidence based advice on nutrition in relation to these conditions